Campus Technology Services
The Office of Technology and Project Management (OTPM) supports technology used by the college’s students, faculty, and staff. The OTPM team researches, plans, and implements technology in the most cost-effective manner that best supports the mission of Central Penn College. The Program Management Office (PMO) is part of OTPM. The PMO ensures due diligence in project selection, planning, and execution in order to help Central Penn College achieve its mission and strategic objectives.
OTPM offices are located on the second floor of Bollinger in rooms 53A and 55.
Stop by the OTPM offices during business hours or contact us anytime at HelpDesk@centralpenn.edu to request assistance. Staff are also available to meet virtually using Microsoft Teams which provides screensharing capabilities.
Students receive a unique Central Penn account along with instructions for accessing the college’s single sign-on service. Signing into this service provides access to the various applications students will use while at the college.
- Student Portal
- The Student Portal is used to register for classes, view official grades, access important forms and more.
- Blackboard is our learning management system. All courses whether online, blended, or on ground have at least some content in Blackboard. Professors use Blackboard to provide course content, communicate with students, and for submission and grading of coursework.
- Microsoft 365
- Students have access to the Microsoft 365 Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Teams, etc.) as part of their Central Penn account. Access to Microsoft 365 continues once students graduate.
- Mobile App
- The CPC mobile app (free in your app store) is used to communicate with students, faculty, and staff about events happening at the college and for notifications and alerts related to weather or safety issues. Students also use the app to communicate with one another about club meetings or just to let others know what they have been doing.
- CP Alert
- CP Alert is a college-wide notification system that generates phone calls, text messages, and emails in the event of an emergency or weather-related schedule change.
- Computer Equipment
- Central Penn has partnered with Marco Technology to provide discounted pricing for student purchases of laptops and other equipment. A Windows computer is recommended to successfully participate in classes. Macs will work for most degree programs. Chromebooks are not recommended. Computer labs are available for student use.
Central Penn College Computer Labs
Central Penn students are welcome to use the following computers for class assignments.
Knight Owl Lab (Bollinger 41)
- Available 24/7
- 20 Computers Available
ATEC Room 300
- Available 7am – Midnight
- 24 Computers Available
Charles “T.” Jones Library
- Available during Library operating hours
- 17 Computers Available
- Laptops available for checkout
Lancaster Room 106
- Available Monday-Thursday: 9am – 9pm and Friday
9am – 3pm
- 31 Computers Available
- One Button Studio
- This studio is used by faculty and students to easily create videos. The studio includes green screen capabilities. Students regularly use the studio to create The Knight Way which provides information on upcoming events.
- Podcast Studio
- This studio is used to create a variety of podcasts including The Knightly News, Knights at the Movies, and President Linda Fedrizzi-Williams’ The Bridge.
- Gaming Center
- The Gaming Center is located on the third floor of the ATEC building in room 304. It is open to all students, faculty and staff from 7:00 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. The Center has seven MSI Trident gaming computers, two Xbox consoles connected to large Roku TVs, a retro gaming console and a streaming station.
Please send any questions related to the technology used at Central Penn College to HelpDesk@centralpenn.edu.